One Step at a Time
Hello my fellow equine lovers 🙂
I've decided to start up a thread to track the progress I make with my newest horse which you might've already heard about from a different post I made. For a while there, I wasnt sure I'd be able to get this guy as my time to get him, find somewhere to board him, and so on, was very limited. I basically had around 3 days to get things sorted out and the final thing to sort out was confirmed early this morning which isnt a moment too soon. If it hadn't worked out, then the gelding would be on his way to an auction tomorrow morning.
Anyways, some info about the horse to start off with:
- 2 - 4 years old. Owner got the guy last fall and was told he was a long yearling at the time, but she believes he is older due to the fact he hasn't grown much over the winter and size of his neck.
- breed is unknown. Current guess is Morgan, draft, pony cross.
- 13.2 - 14 hh
- hooves are on the long side since it's been a long time since he's seen a farrier but looks to be sound. Hooves have grown out straight with no serious chipping or cracks. Will get his feet done ASAP once I get him used to having his feet handled more.
- hard to catch, will lift his feet but not for long, has had saddle on and someone sit on him, semi halter broke as he balks and pulls occassionally when being led, very good woah, no other ground work done.
Some other stuff I noticed about this guy when I met him was that he seems a bit fearful of humans. He doesnt trust people which is why he will balk when being led once he doesnt trust the human to lead him where it's safe.
He loves to get his head rubbed, but becomes nervous when you touch other areas of his body. He wont let you touch his ears. He seems to want affection and to be loved on, but the issue is like I stated before, he doesnt entirely trust people.
And so that's about all I really know of this guy so far. He will be arriving at the stables on Tuesday evening (so in 3 days) and I cant wait. I still have yet to figure out a name for him though, so I'm open to any suggestions you guys might have.